HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Fish processing firm fined after man killed by falling boxes

    24 Jun 2016, 7:40 pm
    A Plymouth company has been fined £500,000 after an employee suffered fatal injuries when a stack of boxes of frozen fish fell on him.
  • HSE jobs – Emergency Response Specialist: Marine Operations / Marine Engineer, Navy Architect or Master Mariner / Offshore Electrical Systems Engineer / Wells Engineering and Operations

    24 Jun 2016, 3:00 pm
    Vacancies: Emergency Response Specialist: Marine Operations – Are you a marine professional?; Marine Engineer, Navy Architect or Master Mariner – Join our exciting Marine Integrity Team; Offshore Electrical Systems Engineer – Do you possess ...
  • COSHH: Practical assessment and control – Buxton, 20-21 July 2016

    24 Jun 2016, 2:20 pm
    This two-day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
  • Managing asbestos in domestic and non-domestic premises – Buxton, 19 July 2016

    24 Jun 2016, 2:10 pm
    This one-day course gives you the knowledge to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises to the standards required by Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR 2012).
  • Understanding and using the risk management maturity model (RM3) – Buxton, 19-20 July 2016

    24 Jun 2016, 2:00 pm
    This course, designed in collaboration with ORR, will provide you with a thorough understanding of what makes a good management system and why you need one, how you can use RM³ within your organisation and how an inspector uses RM³ to assess your ...
  • Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas worker

    22 Jun 2016, 1:34 pm
    A man who fitted central heating boilers at two houses in Greater Manchester has received a suspended prison sentence, after he admitted he did not have the required safety registration to do the work.
  • Wear helmets on quad bikes, pleads farm safety chief

    20 Jun 2016, 1:05 pm
    An agriculture safety chief has urged farmers not to ignore simple life-saving advice to wear helmets when riding quad bikes.
  • HSE & HMRC joint webinar: Working with construction and with contractors – 5 July 2016

    17 Jun 2016, 3:00 pm
    As a business you may need to choose a contractor for building or repair work on your premises. This live webinar will help you find answers to typical questions about health and safety in construction as a commercial client and as a small contractor ...
  • Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas fitter

    15 Jun 2016, 3:44 pm
    A gas fitter from Walsall has received a suspended prison sentence after he fitted a hob at a house in Tamworth when not on the Gas Safe Register.
  • RR1040 – Rewriting MISHAP: The development of MISHAP12

    15 Jun 2016, 10:30 am
    To calculate the risks associated with major accident hazard pipelines in the UK a computer code, MISHAP01 (Model for the estimation of Individual and Societal risk from HAzards of Pipelines), is used. The aim was to rewrite MISHAP01 and PipelineRiskAT ...
  • Worker suffers serious injury from contact with overhead power line

    14 Jun 2016, 2:25 pm
    A stonemasonry company in Perth has been fined after an apprentice stonemason was seriously injured from contact with an overhead power line.
  • Worker contracts allergic contact dermatitis

    14 Jun 2016, 1:40 pm
    A company based in Hereford which manufactures rubber sealants has been fined after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis.
  • Gas engineer sentenced for putting tenants at risk

    13 Jun 2016, 5:00 pm
    A gas engineer has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for putting tenants at risk in rented homes in Chelmsford.
  • Machinery series: PUWER – Buxton, 11 July 2016

    13 Jun 2016, 2:30 pm
    The course will give practical advice on how to evaluate the safety of existing machines and how to measure and evaluate noise and vibration risks.
  • BT fined £500,000 after engineer breaks his back in fall

    13 Jun 2016, 2:30 pm
    British Telecom plc (BT) has been fined £500,000 after an engineer fell seven metres from a loft in London, breaking his back and his ankles.